BLIND GUARDIAN Announce Re-Recorded Version Of “Somewhere Far Beyond” Album, Share Music Video For ‘The Quest For Tanelorn (Revisited)’

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Legendary German heavy metal pioneers Blind Guardian have announced the release of an epic re-recorded version of their classic 1992 breakthrough album, “Somewhere Far Beyond.” 

“Somewhere Far Beyond Revisited, which was recorded in 2022 and 2023, is a refreshing and powerful tribute to one of the most influential albums in German metal history. It paved the way for Blind Guardian’s international career that is still going strong today and this re-recording impresses with all the class and quality these pioneers have been known and respected for since forming as Lucifer’s Heritage three decades ago.

“The original idea wasn’t to do a re-recording,” explained Blind Guardian mastermind Hansi Kürsch. “When rehearsing for the anniversary gigs, corona hit and we couldn’t be certain that those shows would take place. We still wanted to celebrate the anniversary of the album and if we wouldn’t be able to include a live version, we initially thought we could at least record the rehearsals.”

Kürsch added: “We tried to recapture what we did in 1992 but compensate youth with skillful experience, though in a hungry way. We never discussed any major changes but with over 30 years of experience, and our current line-up, those ingredients already add a new flavor to it.”

The album returns in a completely new form. The album, known for classics such as The Bard’s Song – In the Forest”, “The Quest for Tanelorn” and “Time What is Time“, has been completely re-recorded to present its legendary melodies and epic stories with state-of-the-art technology and fresh vigor. Every track, from the soulful ballads to the energetic anthems, has been carefully reworked to redefine the depth and intensity that Blind Guardian fans worldwide have come to love.

“Somewhere Far Beyond Revisited” will be released on August 2nd, 2024 coinciding with Blind Guardian‘s triumphant return to this year’s edition of Wacken Festival, and a wide selection of physical variants can be pre-ordered as of today. Pre-order / pre-save HERE.

To give you a first impression of the new sound, “The Quest For Tanelorn (Revisited)” has been released as a single today. A music video by Dirk Behlau featuring historic & new studio, backstage, and live footage has been released alongside. You can watch it below.

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